Guided walks around historical North Laine, summer 2012

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Poster by Henry Bruce

Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings

By Peter Crowhurst, North Laine resident

Ever thought why North Laine is a conservation area? When the idea was first mooted in the mid 1970s there were plenty of people who ridiculed the idea but the then Council had the foresight to acknowledge that the area still retained its Victorian townscape and that this was worthy of protection at a time when all of the northern part of North Laine had been demolished and many properties lay empty.

Join one of our summer walks

Discover this Victorian townscape by joining one of the NLCA's programme of summer walks around the area led by either Geoffrey Mead or Peter Crowhurst. The walks will show you where in North Laine meat, water and wood were processed into food, drink and furniture, and explain why North Laine was Brighton's industrial quarter.

They start at the Museum

Walks start outside Brighton Museum and last about 1 hour 15 minutes. A contribution of £3 is requested, which goes towards maintaining the NLCA. No reservations are needed – just turn up.


The walks take place on:

  • Wednesdays at 6pm on 6th June, 20th June, 4th July, 25th July, 8th August and 26th September
  • Sundays at 11am on 17th June, 1st July, 15th July, 5th August, 19th August and 2nd September.

[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 216, May/June 2012]

This page was added on 31/05/2012.

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